Not only are the statistics negative where Social Security and earned income are concerned, then you have the goofballs out there that look for each and every opportunity to swindle the elderly out of their hard-earned savings or the small amount of social security that many of them live on. I cannot tell you how many pieces of junk mail come in daily that beg for cash, but the worse is when these people call and try to convince seniors that they have to give in order to keep receiving goods and services that they need to live on.
One fine example has even happened to me (call me gullible, too!). A few years ago, when I was able to donate to many organizations, I got a phone call from The Firemen’s Association. They were in need of funds for the retiring fireman. I gave. The next year, I got a follow-up call, expecting the same, if not a larger donation. I was not able to give and told them that. I proceeded to get harassing phone calls for several weeks. I looked into it and found out that the callers were not associated in any fashion to my fire department; that these callers are the pesky type that tries to swindle good people out of their money.
If they can do this to young people, just think what they can do to the elderly! That is why I make it my responsibility to step in with my clients to ensure that they do not get harassed by a bunch of cheaters. Since I believe that With Age Comes Respect, I feel it is my duty to serve and protect my clients and any other senior out there that could possibly be at risk. I feel that is the only way to individually eliminate those that have no conscience!